Healthy Family: Tostadas with avocado-cilantro cream

  • Updated: April 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado-Cilantro Cream √

Serves 8.

Note: Using a few convenience foods, such as canned beans, pre-cut veggies and rotisserie chicken helps make this family favorite a quick and easy weeknight option. Cotija is a Mexican dry, salty cheese. It can often be found in the specialty cheese section of the grocery store. Parmesan is a good substitute. From Meredith Deeds.

• 1/2 c. light sour cream

• avocado, halved, pitted and peeled

• 1/4 c. packed fresh cilantro leaves

• 1 serrano chile

• 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

• Pinch of salt

• 8 tostada shells

• 1 c. refried beans, warmed

• 4 c. cooked chicken, shredded

• 2 c. finely shredded cabbage

• 1/2 c. finely diced red onion

• 8 radishes, thinly sliced

• 1/2 cup grated cotija cheese (see Note) or Parmesan


Combine the sour cream, avocado, cilantro, chile, lime juice and salt in a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours or until ready to use.

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